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Title: Modifications made to the MELCOR Code for Analyzing Lithium Fires in Fusion Reactors

Abstract

This report documents initial modifications made to the MELCOR code that allows MELCOR to predict the consequences of lithium spill accidents for evolving fusion reactor designs. These modifications include thermodynamic and transport properties for lithium, and physical models for predicting the rate of reaction of and energy production from the lithium-air reaction. A benchmarking study was performed with this new MELCOR capability. Two lithium-air reaction tests conducted at the Hanford Engineering Development Laboratory (HEDL) were selected for this benchmark study. Excellent agreement was achieved between MELCOR predictions and measured data. Recommendations for modeling lithium fires with MELCOR and for future work in this area are included in this report.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (US)
OSTI Identifier:
764178
Report Number(s):
INEEL/EXT-2000-00489
TRN: US0005014
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-99ID13727
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 1 Apr 2000
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; BENCHMARKS; FIRES; LITHIUM; MODIFICATIONS; RECOMMENDATIONS; THERMODYNAMICS; THERMONUCLEAR REACTORS; M CODES; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SPILLS; MELCOR; LITHIUM SPILL ACCIDENTS; FUSION REACTOR; TRANSPORT PROPERTIES; PHYSICAL MODELS; LITHIUM-AIR REACTION

Citation Formats

B. J. Merrill. Modifications made to the MELCOR Code for Analyzing Lithium Fires in Fusion Reactors. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.2172/764178.
B. J. Merrill. Modifications made to the MELCOR Code for Analyzing Lithium Fires in Fusion Reactors. United States. doi:10.2172/764178.
B. J. Merrill. Sat . "Modifications made to the MELCOR Code for Analyzing Lithium Fires in Fusion Reactors". United States. doi:10.2172/764178. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/764178.
@article{osti_764178,
title = {Modifications made to the MELCOR Code for Analyzing Lithium Fires in Fusion Reactors},
author = {B. J. Merrill},
abstractNote = {This report documents initial modifications made to the MELCOR code that allows MELCOR to predict the consequences of lithium spill accidents for evolving fusion reactor designs. These modifications include thermodynamic and transport properties for lithium, and physical models for predicting the rate of reaction of and energy production from the lithium-air reaction. A benchmarking study was performed with this new MELCOR capability. Two lithium-air reaction tests conducted at the Hanford Engineering Development Laboratory (HEDL) were selected for this benchmark study. Excellent agreement was achieved between MELCOR predictions and measured data. Recommendations for modeling lithium fires with MELCOR and for future work in this area are included in this report.},
doi = {10.2172/764178},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {4}
}